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is not done, i am hopeful we can build up some of these initial changes which included one ensuring that all convicted offenders in the military are processed for discharge or dismissal from the armed forces regardless of what they serve in an second remove cases dismissed from the immediate commanding officer in sexual assault cases which is one of the issues we will look at today as to whether we need to remove such authority entirely from the chain of command and place them in a process. we live to the combat ban that prevents women from serving in many combat positions that can lead to significant promotion opportunities that open door for more qualified women to excel in our military. we have increased diversity and top leadership positions improving response from leadership when it comes to responding to sexual assault. we passed an amendment introduced by senator -- based on our legislation which means troops that do to to you come pregnant as a result of a rape no longer have to pay out-of-pocket for those -- concerning our first -- second panel of witnesses after we will hear from s
to do more and do it faster to change the way medicare and medicaid pay for healthcare. how to boost the country's economy, we learned from economists the number one way to reduce healthcare spending is to end fee-for-service. everyone agree that fee-for-service drives volumes, excesses, and waste. we know this encourages the wrong things. that's why healthcare reform changed incentives to providers. and medicare and medicaid are testing different programs to determine which work best. in october, medicare rolled out a program with a simple yet revolutionary premise. medicare is going to pay hospitals to get the job done right the first time. the hospitals are penalized if patients are readmitted too soon after being discharged. communities from montana to maryland are rising to the challenge. in miss sue los angeles montana, the local earth is partnering with medicare on care transitions. under the program, patients at reaction of readmission will get extra help making the transmission from the hospital back to the community. today we'll hear about data showing significant first ste
book that wants to make the argument that actually change people's lives and actually changed the culture. it came under criticism more recently for not only reflecting the lives of small business people, for not talking about a working-class women that have no choice but to work all along and not talking about people love of their sexual preferences who may have already found themself out of the conventional life. but what i want to do a little bit today is talk about the ongoing power of this classic. i recently talked this book at nyu a couple of whom are here in this audience who do not ever hesitate to tell me if something is boring and they're important attention. it is amazing to me that the class comes to life and the book spoke to them and interesting ways. i want to talk about the war the feminine mystique and whether it still presses and it's complicated because we live in a world that has been so transformed in this book and in the movement that followed most of us in the room who were born after "the feminine mystique" came out. it's hard to imagine those days at
you been able to change anybody's mind who perhaps was opposed to the bailout and upon seeing the results felt that in retrospect it was a good idea? >> guest: you know we became known as government -- to a lot of people and no question it hurt gm and continues to hurt it today. we did pay back the loan to the government and we paid back a lot of the equity investment the government made and yes i think people want gm to succeed. the government motors label is still there to some extent and it still affects some people but i think it's less now. i think once the indebtedness is totally paid i think it will go away. >> host: in the book you talk a lot about what you found when you are right that general motors. a lot of it was not necessarily apparent to the public. but what you found he found when he started looking underneath the hood. it was revealed very much for the first time in the book. share with us a little bit about to you as a seasoned executive when he arrived in detroit. >> guest: i expected certain things and i saw some of them and others i didn't. the morale was
intended to understate losses. they were wrong because they changed their pricing practices after losses began piling up. stop using the midpoint practices -- that excuse me stopped using the mid-point prices they had used up until january and they began using aggressive prices that consistently made the banks reports look better. intel jpmorgan and others stop their personnel from playing those kinds of games derivative values will remain imprecise malleable and untrustworthy set of figures that call into question the derivative profits and losses reported by her largest financial institutions. fourth, when the cio of the synthetic credit portfolio preached five key risk limits, rather than reduce the risky trading activities, jpmorgan neither increase the limits, change the risk models and calculated risk or turned a blind eye to the breaches. as early as january 2012, the rapid growth of the synthetic credit portfolio reached one common measure at risk called value at risk. it caused a breach not just in the cio but for the entire bank. bad for dave breach was reported to top bank off
and it is clear from our discussions they are better north korea policy must change. today we will look at the illicit dvds that are underwriting north korea's weapons programs. were going to look at it ballistic missiles sales, at its meth trafficking. this is the only country in the world that manufactures and traffics mass. for going to look at counterfeit of the u.s. 100-dollar bills and were going to think about the reason why this country has been called the supreme estate. we will hear from one witness who will testify north korea's illicit moneymaking machinery continues to turn. but it is this dependency by the regime on notice that dvds that can affect be exploited. this is the achilles' heel we did this one. in the fall of 2005, the bush administration targeted a macau-based bank of delta asia for its money laundering role while u.s. money was counterfeited, they were laundering for north korea. this led other banks to shun north korean business, which finally isolated the regime and cut off its ability to get current fee. however, after kim jong il made references, in this l
in the chamber who wishes to vote or change a vote? if not, the yeas 46, the nays 53. the motion is not agreed to. mr. reid: order for a brief minute, please. the presiding officer: the majority leader. can we have order for the majority leader. mr. reid: move to reconsider. lay that on the table. mr. president? the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: while we have everyone's attention, today, this evening and tomorrow we're going to have a lot of votes. everyone should understand you're not going to have time to spend a lot of time with your constituents, make phone calls. if the time is up, we're turning in, democrats and republicans. there are no excuses. we have a lot to do. we're going to try to get through these votes very quickly. we're going to terminate these votes very quickly. mrs. murray: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: mr. president, this next amendment is the ryan budget. mrs. boxer: the senate's not in order. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. mrs. murray: mr. president, the next amendment is the ryan bu
's responsibilities have not changed, but the way we must carry them out has been drastically changed since a year ago. we hope to meet our mission responsibilities today. but the pathway we are on is creating risk and our ability to execute it. i look forward to working with the committee in congress on these difficult and complex challenges and i will carry back your message of appreciation for the men and women that we are privileged to associate with and i look forward to your questions. >> thank you, general kehler. general alexander? >> thank you, chairman carl levin and the ranking member and members of congress. it is a tremendous honor to work with and for general bob kehler. he has been so supportive of everything that we are trying to do and cybercommand. he is the only one that is nice to me and an intelligence officer. [laughter] you know, eight gives me great pleasure to talk about great things we're doing we are doing and cybercommand and address some of these questions that you put on the table. i will try to answer some of them. i cannot answer all of them today. the role of the defe
every word i say for or against me. it's made our life easier and also changed our economy. you go to grocery store today and find machines doing the jobs people once did. one person because of automation can do the work by people used to do. it's the world around us that is changed and had an impact on our people. on our hard-working people, many of seeing jobs wiped out. just been doing 20 years gone overnight. .. to protect the people who are struggling and they don't want want to take in want to take it away from anybody. the vast majority of americans in the hard-working middle class don't want to take away from people that have made. they do want to hurt the people that are trying. they wonder who is fighting for them. who's fighting for the hard-working everyday people who do things right and do not complain that have built this nation? and conservative believers in limited government and free enterprise that that is our challenge in their and the opportunity. to be there for them and by the way i can think of a better call because our hard-working middle-class is one of the
that started a few minutes ago at the national press club, talking about changes that the party needs to make in terms of outreach, changes to how to dominate a presidential nominee. just on what you've heard so far? >> guest: first of all is important to do a postmortem on an unsuccessful campaign. republicans at every recent to believe that -- would capture the senate and when the white house as well and it didn't happen. now at the same time republicans had 30 governors and democrats have 20 and at the state level more republican state legislators than democrats. there are 25 states where republicans have united control in both houses and only 12 states, less than half where the democrats have full control. half the country's population lives in republican-controlled states and a quarter of the country's population lives in democratically controlled states. what's interesting is you have to take a look at what went wrong with five senate races and then recognize what went right that the republicans want again control of the house and if you wanted in 12 you would probably hold it for 10 ye
getting a result. >> in your book you talk about student vouchers. can you tell us about the change in your thinking on this intricate concept? >> this topic of vouchers gets people really riled up. if you want to have a debate does bring up the word voucher and people have strong opinions. you know i am a democrat and i have in my entire life since i was in second grade. i asked my dad the difference between democrats and republicans in the said democrats feel more about people have less and republicans care more about money and i said then i'm a democrat. when i got to d.c. i had very clear views about what education reform should look like and what it should look like and where it drew bright line was around vouchers. we think vouchers are bad because you are taking money away from the schools that get the most anomaly helping some kids. when i arrived in washington we had a publicly funded voucher program. and people, it was about reauthorizing and people wanted me to weigh in on it. people said you are the top education official, what do you think? they pretty much knew what i
for a phase-in or transition for any changes to the tax code so that people and businesses can plan accordingly and we don't inadvertently put companies out of business or add people to the unemployment rol rolls. another amendment would require that each federal agency identify and prioritize its programs, its projects, its activities so that they can cut the worst first. as i mentioned the wyoming example. that way we get what's the least harmful and least painful and they would be spending reductions. we might even get into duplication between agencies. senator coburn and i did a little study of the health, education, labor and pension programs and we found that there was $9 billion -- $9 billion -- of duplication. now, you can't get rid of all of that but you ought to be able to get rid of half of it. well, tom got so enthused by it that he went and took a look at the rest of government and he found $900 billion a year in duplication. now, how is that possible? well, my jurisdiction was rather limited. but what i have jurisdiction over is duplicated in almost every one of the --
, and the threats change just about as fast. so the idea that too rigid a government regulation to solve this is wrong. you need industries keeping up on it on their own of the. >> host: what about when it comes to liability issues? >> guest: the key concern for liability is, if an industry has threat information it would like to share some of that information with the government, there's a fear that they could be sued by shareholders customers for sharing information with the government. so this is one of the areas legislation is require. you still have to have privacy protections. don't want to give away people's personal identifiable information, but there has to be a way for information-shearing, the government sharing with private industry and private industry sharing back with the government. that's the only way our country can be more secure. but there's going to have to be some changes and protections in the law in order to facilitate that sort of exchange. >> host: there are limitations on information sharing between companies? >> guest: sure. absolutely. there are now antitrust
in the midst of change. i believe that syria is a national and international shame that we have allowed bashar assad to massacre 70 to 80,000 people and we have not done anything about it. it's an unfair fight. the russians and the iranian revolutionary guard are on the ground. 80,000 people at least have been massacred. lebanon and jordan are in great danger of being destabilized and the united states watches. humanitarian aid doesn't get it. it's very interesting if you go to a refugee camp and meet the leaders of the refugee camp and the woman says senator mccain these young children you see through this camp they will take revenge on those who refuse to help them. jihadists are flowing into syria in large numbers. they are the bravest fighters. they have arms and equipment that you are hearing about, a lot of that is going to the wrong people from gulf states. it is a situation which destabilizes lebanon and destabilizes jordan and eventually poses a threat to the existence of the state state of israel and this time the united states established a no-fly zone provided arms and equipment to
that change. there's a monograph from the joint commission that pulls together resources for mayra has mentioned for the others. >> hi, i work with whitman walker held and i'm happy to say they were often the anti-cascade remedy. here we do to a thick work in the community. the hiv community, lgbt community and we work towards a huge expense. no money out there to help us get there. we have issues where community-based organizations that have some business models suffer at the hands of one organization or one entity changing the policy. on one medication we went for a reimbursement model to replenishment model and it's taken almost a hundred thousand dollars out of our operating budget in two days. who is out there working across agencies, same as we move towards aca what everybody has to compete on quality, you can't disrupt these business models and expect people to not be impact it all the way through. >> you have a very good point and i think one of the realities we know about the affordable care act is not everything will be perfect when it's implemented on day one. i'm not .. the
here isn't the technology. the method does not change the law. the president sworn an oath to uphold the constitution and is bound by the law, whether the lethal force in question is a drone strike or a gunshot. the constitution applies the same way. and that's why i think there's been a great deal of confusion about the technology here when the technology is irrelevant to what the law in the constitution says, and the president is bound by the constitution, bound by the laws, and is sworn to uphold them. >> so, when you've said he would never -- you're saying there are no circumstances, because i thought that -- the attorney general talked about a 9/11 or peril -- >> you can make wild hypotheticals. they don't change the law for the president to uphold the united states, sworn to protect the united states, and in an event like an attack like pearl harbor, or 9/11, obviously the president has the constitutional authority to take action to prevent those kinds of attacks, but that has nothing to do with the technology used to prevent those attacks. it is -- there is no distinction in t
look at the polaris project. it was started by two kids at brown. you guys can change the world. it's amazing what you can do. they didn't know how difficult it was to pass laws in congress. they got the original trafficking law passed in this country. and they are largely responsible for the victim the victim's reauthorization -- you know what, i i mean. that is the one thing that will end up in the paper. i high will recommend it and i would suggest asking if you could visit their offices. it's an inspiring place near d.c. >> wonderful. and possibly a place that takes interns? we have a lot of students interested in that. [laughter] >> yes. >> hi. good afternoon. i'm meredith waters. i'm a current senior undergrad studying public health. i know, earlier you mentioned how important your faith is to to you. i'm wondering how question harness that to improve health globally and also what challenges you have encouraged especially regarding sexual and reproductive health as someone who is a religious person. >> wonderful question. i love your question. and that's one of the things i di
are familiar, and in both cases, the world has changed forever because of it. ernest is a distinguish the of the university of tennessee, author of two books, and winner of numerous prizes heard on public radio and lectures for the organization of american historians. join me in welcoming ernest freeberg. [applause] >> welcome. >> thank you. welcome to the museum. >> thanks, great to be here. >> thrilled to have you here. let's talk about what the book is not. what the book is not is, first of all, a biography of edison. >> right. >> it's not a discussion of the invention of electricity. it's not a discussion of the competition between edison and tesla, a favorite subject around here -- [laughter] but we're not going into that today, but what it is, and what i love about it is it's a social and technological history of the incon descent light and the enormous impact the lighting of america had on our society and on the world. >> that's right. i think it's in many ways a foundation of the modern economy that we live in and shaped our lives in ways that are often invisible to us just be
wrong and i told my wife at the time that life just significantly changes. little did i know how much of a change for me and many of us in the coming months and years. i got the call from bill after i had been making some calls to try to find out what everybody knew and was headed into the office and bill said that we would like for you to be the incident commander, if you will. the senior representative in texas. because that is where we believe the majority of the action is going to be and we need you to go find your friends and start finding the pieces and put it back together again. those are the words out of his mouth and within 10 minutes of the accident when he called me, i had a lot of interface with him and my other colleagues over the next few minutes and trying to get an airplane full of the right kinds of people and equipment and other things. and as michael alluded to earlier, we did not know where we were going to land, where the predominance of the debris was going to be. we just did not know at the time. so once we took off, we got on the phone again talking to a lot o
the bankruptcy law and turned it on its head. when we do this and bail out banks and change the rules midpoint, it changes what investors do and it changes that certainty that investors need either in banks or in car companies. pension plans invest in a lot of these things. a lot of people think, the president had preference for the union because he liked the union. that's fine, but teachers are in a union too, and they had a pension plan and they own chrysler stock and they got ripped off because he changed the law and gave the money to the auto workers union. but he took it from somebody else. the problem is you need those pension funds, some of which are regular working folks. firemen have them. police have them. teachers have them. it's one of the things that wasn't fully explained in the romney election. he got so much grief for running these funds, but a lot of the people who became successful along with him and who made money, which average, order citizens that are teachers, firemen and policemen, their pension plan is there and was there in bain capital. and i think that was never full
and in many cases very little has changed for those people. >> host: in "quitting america" you write for all of my life, i have wished only to live in america that would but reciprocate my loyalty. at country that would absorb -- exhort from the several and diverse mounts of its decision-making authority and ideal of public candor and unconditional compassion in a country that would say without reserve to its disadvantage to its involuntary victims to native americans to african-african- americans to the wretchedly poor of all colors stripes tongues and religions that your country wronged you in separate and discrete ways, gronke with horrific and lingering consequences, wronged you in some cases from long ago and for a very long time, to a degree that would morally compel any civilized nation serious and sustained attention. >> guest: we don't want to talk about it. we still don't want to talk about it. we run from it. we now call it victimization, so it's not to be raised. it's a sad truth. >> host: why did you leave the country? >> guest: well i was as much going to a place as leaving a p
vote: the presiding officer: is there anyone wishing to vote or to change their vote? is there anyone wishing to vote or change their vote? on this vote, the yeas are 48, the nays are 51, three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to. the point of order is sustained and the amendment fails. under the previous order, there will be two minutes -- without objection. mrs. murray: mr. president, i believe that the senator from north carolina has the next amendment. the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be two minutes of debate equally divided prior to the vote in relation to amendment number 278 offered by the senator from north carolina, mrs. hagan. mrs. hagan: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina. mrs. hagan: thank you, mr. president. this amendment establishes a deficit -- the presiding officer: the senate will be in order. mrs. hagan: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina. mrs. hagan: this amendment establishes a d
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